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Infantile autism and schizophrenia have been regarded as unrelated and distinct disorders. There is, however, some evidence in the literature that supports a relationship between the two disorders in that there may be a subgroup of autistic children in whom schizophrenia develops. The diagnostic criteria used in the literature to describe infantile autism… (More)
Dexamethasone suppression tests were given to seven children with major depression, six dysthymic children, and 17 children without affective disorders. The test showed sensitivity for major depressive disorder (87%) but a low specificity (53%).
Distress is a psychological state that is often observed in patients with chronic disease. Many cancers are considered chronic in nature, with patients experiencing long, disease-free states and intervals of metastatic disease. Distress can negatively affect the biopsychosocial balance in cancer survivors and impede their progress along the cancer… (More)